DRUMMING road safety messages into the minds of the motorists isn’t going away anytime soon in Leeton.
Leeton Shire Council road safety officer Stephanie Puntoriero has laid out the key areas she will once again be focusing on in the hopes her hard work will save lives.
Each of the areas have been discussed with local police who have an input into where they believe campaign attention should be focused.
THIS area centres around programs such as making drivers aware of double demerit periods and school zones.
“It’s about letting people know about these school zones, but also putting out there when school holidays are over and students are returning to class,” she said.
“I think those who have children at school know about it, but it’s all about making those who don’t more aware.”
A RESPONSIBLE service of alcohol (RSA) course will again be offered, as well as a promotion in December where residents can win a swag.
This area will again focus on reducing the number of drink-driving incidents in Leeton.
COUNCIL will hold its free safety restraint checking day, which will be advertised at a later date.
This event allows a licensed child restraint installer to look over car seats to ensure they are fitted correctly. Most require a simple $5 clip to fix any issues.
Parents with children about to undertake their learner-licence hours will also be offered a free workshop on how to correctly teach them about road rules and driving.
Council will also focus its attention on “smaller projects” to help keep drivers safe.
“These include things like driving with daytime lights on, being visible in the winter when out and about walking or riding and those kinds of things,” Mrs Puntoriero said.
“Driver distractions and mobile phones will also be targeted by the messages we put across.”
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